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Who do you think is/was one of the most over-rated bands/artists of all-time?

Asked by Self_Consuming_Cannibal (4236 points ) February 2nd, 2013

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MadeiraBoo's avatar

Without a doubt, it HAS to be Justin Bieber!

filmfann's avatar

Thank you for asking this today! The Sex Pistols!

today is the anniversary of Sid Vicious, an incredibly untalented fucker

El_Cadejo's avatar

Nirvana
Led Zeppelin

filmfann's avatar

@uberbatman it’s like I’m looking in the mirror

syz's avatar

Nirvana.

ucme's avatar

Bruce Springsteen, not the boss, more of an apprentice.

lookingglassx3's avatar

Selena Gomez in my opinion can’t hold a note to save her life, Demi Lovato is talented but simply got famous because she was in Rehab, Justin Bieber…don’t even get me started. One Direction have to be the most overrated – they are a manufactured (and extremely bigheaded) boyband with very little talent or appeal in general.

ucme's avatar

Beyonce

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@uberbatman In the interest of fairness, anyone who gives me an actual answer, while being disrespectful always gets a GA from me and this will be no different. But I must say that while I’m giving you a GA, I don’t know how you or anyone could say that Nirvana is one of the most over-rated bands of all-time.

But anyhow, thanks for your input. +1GA.

@syz Same to you as well.

tups's avatar

The Beatles. They are great and all, but not as great as people make them. There were much greater artists in their contemporary time.

El_Cadejo's avatar

@ucme egh i hate Bruce Springsteen and I’m from NJ so people are like AGH how do you not like Bruce? Your both from NJ… how about cause he blows. Same deal with Bon Jovi.

@Self_Consuming_Cannibal They’re just not all that great IMO. Few good songs but people talk about them like they’re gods gift to man. Half their music, to me, is whiny bs.

ragingloli's avatar

Elvis Presley.

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@uberbatman While I dare not use the term “whiny BS” and “Nirvana” in the same sentence (yes I am using them in the same sentence, how ironic) their music is depressing, but they changed the face of music.

They may not have been the first band to prove it, but they were definitely the first band to prove it on the mainstream level, that you don’t have to be an expert musician to have good songs, you just have to be a good songwriter. Kind of like Bob Dylan proved you didn’t have to be a good singer, you just had to know how to write good songs as well.

tedibear's avatar

Bruce Springsteen, U2, Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and Mariah Carey.

Dutchess_III's avatar

The Rolling Stones.

AshLeigh's avatar

Green Day.

ucme's avatar

Elvis Presley? The question asks for over rated, not overweight..or should that be dead weight?

tups's avatar

@tedibear Oh no, you did not…

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Beyond/Destiny’s Child
Celine dion
Mariah Carey

mazingerz88's avatar

Usher. I mean what the fuck?

MadeiraBoo's avatar

@mazingerz88 I know, right?

Also, Rihanna… What in the actual? Umbrella ella ella ella… Er… yeah, alright. Well done. You’re a broken record…

amujinx's avatar

Springsteen
U2
Dave Matthews Band
The Grateful Dead
Green Day.

ucme's avatar

Beach Boys
Bee Gees
The Osmonds

The fucking holy trinity of buck toothed, flared trouser wearing, nuts in a vice singing, mormon chanting, cheesy lyric writing, fucktards from hell.

MadeiraBoo's avatar

Oh @ucme I like how you think and I’ve only seen a couple of your posts!

Michael_Huntington's avatar

The Beatles
“The fact that so many books still name the Beatles “the greatest or most significant or most influential” rock band ever only tells you how far rock music still is from becoming a serious art. Jazz critics have long recognized that the greatest jazz musicians of all times are Duke Ellington and John Coltrane, who were not the most famous or richest or best sellers of their times, let alone of all times. Classical critics rank the highly controversial Beethoven over classical musicians who were highly popular in courts around Europe. Rock critics are still blinded by commercial success: the Beatles sold more than anyone else (not true, by the way), therefore they must have been the greatest. Jazz critics grow up listening to a lot of jazz music of the past, classical critics grow up listening to a lot of classical music of the past. Rock critics are often totally ignorant of the rock music of the past, they barely know the best sellers. No wonder they will think that the Beatles did anything worth of being saved.”
-Piero Scaruffi

filmfann's avatar

@Michael_Huntington Blow me.

The contributions of the Beatles to music, culture, fashion, and politics are so vast they defy being listed in anything other than a partial form. While I would agree that most rock critics are idiots, placing the Beatles as the most significant cultural inspiration of the 60’s cannot be questioned by anyone who wants to maintain any credibility.
Or, in short, blow me.

tedibear's avatar

@tupsOh no I didn’t what?

tups's avatar

@tedibear mention Bob Dylan

Dutchess_III's avatar

I saw the Osmond Brothers listed TWICE!! I WAS IN LOVE WITH DONNY SO JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!

Micheal Jackson. I don’t get why he became so much larger than life. Why?

AshLeigh's avatar

Adele. :| Whiny, talentless, gaaah.

Blondesjon's avatar

<insert @username> I can’t believe how you could consider <insert band name> for your answer. <insert band name> did a lot of great <insert important sounding musical shit>. You are a/an <insert intelligence/taste insult>.

For the record I think that <insert another band name> couldn’t sing their way out of a/an <insert thing that would be super easy to sing out of if you were a band that didn’t suck>.

cookieman's avatar

Ludwig van Beethoven.

I mean c’mon, there aren’t even any freaking lyrics.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Grateful Dead as well. Oh well he’s a hippy, he must love grateful dead…nope can’t stand that shit.

While I do listen to both these artists I don’t think either are as amazing as they’re made out to be. Bob Marley and Sublime.

mattbrowne's avatar

Rolling Stones.
U2.
Police.

tedibear's avatar

@tups – Ah yes, I did. Not for his lyric writing ability but for his singing voice. I don’t like it, but that’\ doesn’t mean you can’t. :)

El_Cadejo's avatar

@tedibear yea Dylan’s voice is definitely a love/hate thing.

tups's avatar

@tedibear Sure I know. I am just on praising team here but your life, man. ;)

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@marinelife I’m definitely with you on saying Kiss is over-rated.

SamandMax's avatar

Kid artists are the scourge of humanity. And so are their parents as a result.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Exhibit A:

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is the scourge of humanity. He can’t even dress appropriately, probably gets his haircuts from his Mother, who is the bigger scourge of humanity for giving birth to him, not only that, doesn’t even write his own lyrics, which means that I don’t know whose been doing it, but if “baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby” is anything to go by, it suggests that his supposed song-writer/s spent one night too many smoking blunts and watching porn for inspiration, or was too drunk to attempt anything lyrically decent. I’m almost inclined it was the same drunk butt-backward idiot that wrote that pisspathetic “Friday” song for the next Exhibit.

Exhibit B:
(May not be over-rated but Goddammit I’m going to bitch about this dumbass too)

Rebecca Black.

Yes..it was a dark day indeed when that was released upon the masses. Worse than releasing the Kraken out for a Sunday stroll through Central Park, Rebecca Black came along and just shit all over anything that was decent about music, transforming the peaceful world of harmony into one GIANT fucking episode of Sesame Street. Big Bird style.

I’ll leave it at that for the kid “artists”.

Adele? I’ve never heard anything positive from that one. She spends her life being miserable. You could glue tissue paper to that one, cover her in tar and feathers and she’d sing about the difficulties she had in trying to remove it without ripping off bits of skin. And then be glad you had your fun. That is one crazy, crazy, crazy girl.

I hate anything out of Pop Idol, or X Factor. I think they’re like factories that make sub-standard crap – think of the ‘artists’ they ‘produce’ as being those cheap nasty “made in China” toys – and the worst thing is that spotty-faced hypersensitive kids everywhere suck that shit up like it’s wholesome entertainment and it’s the next best thing since a sleepover at their best friend’s house.

I think music is a dying art form. Without genuinely talented bands out there, we’d be listening to a heck of a lot of rubbish on the radio right now.

AshLeigh's avatar

I whip my hair back and forth, I whip my hair back and forth….

SamandMax's avatar

Dude. No.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Actually, I think Adele has the potential to grow into an amazing artist. She’s young now, and perpetually heart broken, but there is a quality to her voice, a range and a timbre that I’ve heard in very few singers. She reminds me of someone, maybe from the 30’s or 40’s or something. Can’t think of who. Her voice sounds so much mature than she is.

I wouldn’t know this, actually, but the radio in my office is set to a kids pop station and I have to listen to the S*)T all day! So I get to hear a pretty good range of her singing.

SamandMax's avatar

Green Day. Because it was soon discovered by my guitar playing brother that all he really needed to play the vast majority of their songs was three chords. And he proved it.

AshLeigh's avatar

There is no greater evil than… Blood on the dance floor.

ragingloli's avatar

@AshLeigh
All punk rock is done with just three chords. That is nothing special or new.

AshLeigh's avatar

^ think you’ve mixed up the names.

SamandMax's avatar

@Ashleigh “There is no greater evil than… Blood on the dance floor.”

“I whip my hair back and forth, I whip my hair back and forth….”

Ha,

AshLeigh's avatar

Just to clear things up, I was kidding about whipping my hair back and forth…

Self_Consuming_Cannibal's avatar

@Dutchess_III I agree with what you say about Adele. I’m not a big fan of her songwriting (or whoever writes her songs) but she does have an amazing “decade’s old quality” about her voice. Personally when I hear her sing, it makes me think of Janis Joplin’s voice. Only the voice though, not the style of music she performs.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think she does write her own songs. Every time she gets her heart broken she looks herself in her room and writes and her tears make all the writing run.

Yeah! Janis! Before her voice got all growly! I read her biography once. Someone described her voice like silk on satin. Amazing.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Thought of this question last night. Adele could do Patsy Cline

SamandMax's avatar

@filmfann I’m so glad you responded the way you did.
I’m not a great fan of the Beatles, but to flatly point out they were not at any point the greatest is just plain stupidity. They were halted only because someone said they were more popular than Jesus Christ.
As for the article mentioned by @Michael_Huntington, seriously?
Piero Scruffy doesn’t know shit from sugar – he just hates the Beatles.
Over-rated my foot.
If I still listen to them and I wasn’t around when they were still making teenage girls scream like crazy, then they must have been far removed from over-rated.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, Donny Osmond made me scream and faint. Along with a million other 13, 14 year old girls. Didn’t mean he was really all THAT.

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